Sunday, October 31, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
She was running right in front of me in this one--so fast that my camera couldn't focus! :) Also I think it's funny that in the background there is my friend Chelsey doing a funny head-tilt, like "What the heck are they doing out there?!" She's the assistant coach, and if I were the assistant coach for 4-year-old soccer, I'd be saying the same thing.
OK, look at this triple threat. Yep, these three little ladies are taking the boys. Bring it on, boys.
Right before she scored her only goal of the game. I started cheering so much I didn't get any pictures of the actual goal! Oh, well--being in the moment was much better!
Later in the day, we got to have a super-duper fun playdate with this little lady, Miss A, and her mom. A was adopted from Ethiopia as well, and she and Zoe are just days apart in age. They live close by, but unfortunately (as with everyone!) we don't see them as much as we would like to. The girls had a BALL, and the moms had a great time too. It was one great day.
And yes, we made a few big steps forward with the room redecorations. Zoe now has really, really pink walls. As Buck said as he was painting it (bless his heart!) "This is freakin' PINK!" Yes, yes it is. But it looks great! And the boys' room is coming together very well. I did a big project on one of their walls and am going to hold you all in suspense until the room is all finished--just need to get a couple more things up on the walls and the curtain rod up and we should be all set. It was quite the productive AND fun weekend. Happy Monday, friends.
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Z: "Mom, does God live in this world?"
Me: "well, that is a great question. God sits on His throne in heaven and sent His special helper the Holy Spirit to be with us, so yes, God is in this world. God is everywhere. That's why you don't have to be scared when it storms out."
Z: "I do not understand why God makes thunderstorms. They are loud and scary. Why can't He just tell them to stop?"
Me:"Well, I think He could if He wanted to. Thunderstorms have a purpose. The rain waters the trees and the grass."
Zoe: "Mom, what does the Holdy Spirit hold?"
Me: "You mean the Holy Spirit?"
Z: "No, the HOLD-y Spirit. What's he holding?"
Guess I've got a little more explaining to do on that one...
On another note, I have completely forgotten what people advertise for when there is not an election year. Can someone remind me? Now I am not going to name names in our house but suffice it to say that we are a house that is happily politically divided (we have fun little debates every once in a while--all in good fun, I promise!) and can you believe we've gotten phone calls from both Sarah Palin and Michelle Obama?! :) I actually love election time, I am just way tired of the overdone ads. Let's get on with it already.
Still no "after" pics of the boys' bedroom. It is a work in progress but they are getting antsy to sleep in their new room so the pressure is on for this weekend. We shall see. Happy Friday, friends!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I am so far behind on the laundry that Charlie couldn't be bothered to look through the pile of clean clothes on the floor of our bedroom and grabbed the pants he wore yesterday to wear today. When I told him I would help him find some clean pants he said (no joke) "Oh it's OK, Mom, you've got enough going on." accompanied by a look that said "you're so far in over your head you can't possibly handle one more thing." Love that kid, but he's obviously telling me something. So apprarently I shouldn't be blogging but folding laundry. Off I go...
Also am anxiously awaiting some happy news our friends Kim and Erik should be getting any day about their new daughter in Ethiopia. Can't wait!! :)
Monday, October 18, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
We are thankful to have our good health return. We got to watch many movies--"High School Musical 3" and the new "Karate Kid" were favorites. :) And just this morning we all went and watched Max QB for his flag football team--he was 2 for 2 in pass plays! SWEET! We are very, very excited to go cheer Daddy on as he runs in the DM half marathon tomorrow morning and we are especially grateful for the absolutely gorgeous weather that will make it even more fun. We have gone to this race before decked out in our winter coats and mittens! And last but not least, Buck worked super hard yesterday on the boys' "new" bedroom and I may have some before and after pictures to show by the end of the weekend??!!! We shall see how inspired I get...but the boys are getting pretty excited and want to know when they get to sleep in their new bedroom. Fun! I hope all is well in your worlds, and am humbled and grateful for all the many blessings in mine. Much love to you all,